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Artist’s sculpted home in the Cuyamaca Mountains

I love seeing inside the homes of artistic people. A peek into these abodes is like a voyeuristic peek into the unquiet creative minds that so wonderfully enrich the human experience. So when I saw on Curbed.com that artist/architect James Hubbell's house in the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego in California was...

Fancy green in New Orleans

I just love this place. Green trellis on the walls? It makes me feel like I am peering into a Parisian apartment with treillage room. This elegant antebellum house is actually located in New Orleans' French Quarter. The home is owned by Peter Rogers who was one of the original "Mad Men" - a 1960's era ad creator.  Rogers bought the place and then renovated...

Earl Young’s Boulder Manor in Charlevoix, Michigan is for sale!

Last year I did a post about the unusual and adorable stone cottages designed by Earl Young in Charlevoix, Michigan. I still get emails about that post from people wanting to know if they can buy one. Well, if you have the cash, YES YOU CAN buy one of Earl Young's creations because...

The bicycle house in Bisbee, Arizona

Well it goes a bit beyond bicycles - as you can see. But it is known far and wide as The Bicycle House of Bisbee - an old mining town in south-eastern Arizona. Bisbee is a fun place to house-peep because it has tons of colorful Victorian mining shacks and is now something of an artist's...

Skratching the surface of extreme funkiness

I'm always on the lookout for funky, head-turning homes, so when I saw this sculpted interior on Houzz.com, I was captivated. The beautiful designs are made, literally, from "Skratch" - Skratch is an architectural innovation in creating load bearing structures, sculptures, 3d ornamentation, seamless moldings and fabrication for the construction of earth based architecture. -...

crazy lil’ cottage

I spied this 1923 Los Angeles cottage on the Curbed website a few days ago. It is currently listed for sale at $799,000. From the outside it is a meticulously well kept classic California bungalow with oodles of curb appeal... But on the inside... BAM!!! Welcome to funky town! I love this place! It measures in...

Canadian women’s house art

Dollhouse, 1972, wood and mixed media by Miriam Schapiro Few things motivate me as much as art, houses, literature, history and feminism. The combination of those elements - like in Miriam Schapiro's mixed media Dollhouse  - sets my little heart a flutter with creative muses. Add to that mix a Canadian perspective, and you've got...

Colorful New Orleans Houses

One of the funnest places to go house-peeping is none other than New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, there has been renewal and rebuilding taking place, giving houses - and whole neighborhoods  - a renewed sense of pride and history. Of course not everyone could rebuild and many homes...

Artistic Hacienda in New Mexico

This unique hacienda is located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a treat of southwestern warmth and New Mexican charm. And it is currently for sale! Named Emory Oak Farm, this property also includes an artist's studio, wood-working shop, and a large equine facility on 15 acres of high desert...

A little bit of everything in this California bungalow

You'd never guess from the chic, immaculate exterior but this eastside Los Angelas home was actually built in the year 1905. This property was profiled a few weeks ago by Realtor Vanessa Yan on her wonderful blog Soulful Abode. I love reading all the new listings she debuts - there are so many amazing character homes in...